Cantor Memo Outlines Upcoming Assaults on EPA
to House Republicans on Monday, Majority Leader Eric Cantor outlined
upcoming legislation targeted at limiting several important EPA rules.
memo makes it clear that the most
anti-environment House in U.S. history plans to continue its war on
the environment and the EPA upon returning from
the August recess.
during the week of September 19th to require an “economic analysis” of the EPA’s new standards
aimed at curbing cross-state
air pollution and mercury emissions from coal and oil-fired power plants.
during the week of October 3rd to delay and alter an EPA boiler rule intended to curb toxic air pollution
from industrial boilers.
brought to the House floor also during the week of October 3rd to block
EPA standards that curbs air pollution from cement production and requires the agency to develop new standards altogether.
during the October/November timeframe to scale back scientist-recommended
limits on toxic coal ash.
by the Energy and Commerce Committee to prevent EPA administrator Lisa Jackson
a weak Bush-era standard for ozone—a key ingredient in smog.
roughly set for winter in which a one year ban would prohibit the EPA from
revising “any national ambient air quality standard applicable to particulate
matter” (industrial dust) and limit the EPA’s ability to override inadequate
standards established at the state and local level.
action by the Energy and Commerce Committee to prevent the EPA from addressing carbon pollution.
the memo here.